Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Box and bow with Envelope Punch Board



Busy week this week but I’ll try to keep reasonably up-to-date!

Friday was my Crafty Friday morning class, then Saturday was my team meeting in the morning and a Mini Album class in the afternoon, so it was a pretty full-on crafty weekend!

Here is the second project we made on Friday. It uses the fabulous Envelope Punch Board which - as we took great delight in telling one of the team on Saturday - is for soooo much more than envelopes! 

To make a box to fit any sized envelope, all you have to do is add an inch! Or 2.5cm, or any width at all, but let’s talk inches to keep things simple…

Find your envelope size on the board
Add adding 1” (2.5cm) to each side. So an 8” x 8” piece of paper would become 9” x 9” 
Find your score line as you would for the envelope, ie 3½”. Punch and score here as before, but then add an inch and repeat, ie punching and scoring at 4½” as well. 

For this box, pictured, we started with a piece of 6”x6” DSP, so we based our measurements on the envelope for a 2.5” x 3” card. 

To make an envelope for a 2.5” x 3” card, you need a piece of paper 5” x 5”, so we added an inch, using a 6”x6” piece, as mentioned. You need to score at 2 3/8” and then AGAIN at 3 3/8” (amended due to error).

The only difference for this particular box is that you punch all the way round as normal, but miss off the final two scorelines, so only scoring on three sides of the paper. 

For the bow, we also used the Envelope Punch Board and followed some instructions from a German demonstrator, which was a challenge, as it never occurred to me to translate it before printing it out! Fortunately I’ve found you a video on YouTube which uses the same method and measurements. 

There are various ways of creating the bow, so if you don’t like this method, have a Google and you’ll soon find one that suits you better. 

I used three strips of DSP measuring:

1” x 6” 
1” x 3.5”
1 1/4” x 1/2” (this bit doesn’t matter - just guess, or leave it off completely and replace with a button - I should cover mine up with a button as it’s pretty wonky!)


I also found that GlueDots proved most effective for sticking it all together. 

The paper is the really popular Sweet Sorbet DSP which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a £45 spend. But be warned: Sale-a-Bration ends on 31st March so time is running out! 

Stamps: Chalk Talk
Cardstock: Whisper White
Paper: Sweet Sorbet (SAB)
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, 1 3/8" circle punch, hand-held hole punch, gold thread from Good as Gold Simply Sent Kit (SAB)

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